Voting & Census Information
Election Day is November 3, 2020!
Register to Vote!
If you have not already done so, you can Register to Vote online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov
On the same site, you can also Check Your Registration Status.
To get voting materials in a language other than English, make that choice at voterstatus.sos.ca.gov
Voter Registration Deadline
Online or by mail postmark is October 19, 2020
You can “conditionally” register and vote at your county elections office after the 15-day voter registration deadline.
Vote in the November Election!
Vote-by-mail Ballot (Postmarked by no later than November 3rd)
“Every Californian who is eligible to vote in the November 3, 2020, General Election shall receive a vote-by-mail ballot.” (Governor’s Executive Order N-64-20)
*Registered voters do not have to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot for this election.
Once you have returned your ballot, you can sign-up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive automatic email, SMS (text), or voice call notiﬁcations about your ballot.
Options for Returning your Vote by Mail ballot:
- By mail – no postage required; postmark by Election Day.
- Drop off at a Vote By Mail Ballot Drop Box Location – Alameda County list of locations
- Drop off at Any Accessible Voting Locations – Alameda County list of accessible locations (available Oct 5th)
In-person Voting on November 3rd (7:00am – 8:00pm)
Check here for Alameda County polling locations to cast your vote!
NOTE: Polling Place List will become available 40 days before the next election (in late September)
TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY! – BE AN ELECTION WORKER
Alameda County is going to need election workers over 4 days (Oct 31-Nov 3) to successfully run over 100 Accessible Voting Locations throughout Alameda County. This is a paid opportunity. You can find the application and more information here.
League of Women Voters California – a nonpartisan nonprofit educational organization with detailed information about the 12 statewide ballot measures as well as other information and materials
Voter’s Edge California – a tool that you can use your address to get a personalized ballot and get info on candidates, measures, and who supports them. There are many locally-elected candidates and statewide propositions as well as city, county and school measures.
The deadline to be counted is September 30, 2020!
Please complete your form online, by phone, or by mail when your invitation to respond arrives. Visit my2020census.gov to begin online.
The questionnaire takes about 10 minutes to complete and is provided in multiple languages. All answers are confidential and private. Only 1 response per household is required and you will be asked to provide information for each household member.
Census results are used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government. Census results also direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.